The philosophy of the course is to provide you with a step-by-step introduction to Social Impact Assessment and Social Return on Investment as well as to offer you unique knowledge in a simple and practical way.

Duration: 8-10 hours
Assessment: Yes
Certification: No

A certified online course for Sustainability professionals who want to acquire the necessary practical skills for Social Impact Assessment and Social Return on Investment

The course provides information on Social Impact Assessment and SROI and takes you through the main issues of identifying inputs, outputs and outcomes of CSR initiatives.

By taking this course you are eligible for a 15% discount for the Online Diploma on Corporate Sustainability

What you will get from the course

  • A Certificate on Social Impact Assessment and SROI
  • Comprehensive introduction and practical knowledge on Social Impact Assessment and SROI
  • Specially designed for professionals who want to have the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Impact Assessment and SROI
  • Case studies and videos
  • Examples of SROI reports

Course Creator

This course was developed by CSE and supervised by one of the global experts in sustainability, Professor Nikos Avlonas. Read more.

Testimonies from our Trainings

Very well structured, thoroughly covers the whole CSR matters, very clearly and easily explained. Extremely good training overall.

Masako Hiraki, Manager/CEO office and European CSR office, Panasonic Europe

It was great how relevant the instructors made it to our own organizations. We were constantly learning how to implement the strategies back at our companies

Danielle Connor, CSR Coordinator, Pan American Silver

The training is very practical and up to date. I gained heavy and rich knowledge on CSR

Showg Mudhapar, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority


MODULE 1: Introduction & Social Impact Assessment

Definition, History and Objectives of Social Impact Assessment
Causes and Types of Social Impact
Benefits of Social Impact Assessment
Process & Methodologies of Social Impact Assessment
Principles of Social Impact Assessment

MODULE 2: • Causes and Types of Social Impact

Who & When to use SROI
The Principles of SROI
What to Consider
The Stages of SROI

MODULE 3: Establishing Scope and Identifying Stakeholders

Scope of SROI Analysis
Principles of Social Impact Assessment
Materiality in SROI
Planning & Resource Requirements
Involvement Process (Who & When to Communicate)
Monitoring and Feedback

MODULE 4: Impacts & Outcomes

The Impact Map
Identifying & Valuing Inputs
Establishing Impact

MODULE 5: Reporting

Reporting to Stakeholders
Communication & Commitment

  • Quiz at the end of each module.
  • Final Quiz for certification.
  • Each module together with the readings and quiz completion takes approximately 2 hours.
Special features
  • The Message Board provides direct communication with the training administrator and other participants currently registered for the online course.
  • You can do it in 30 days, at your own pace and on any device.
  • Save money and time from travelling and accommodation
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    CSE president Nikos Avlonas, The Center for Sustainability and Excellence, Sustainability Training and Consulting Services to the West Coast, Climate Change, sea-level rise, water resources, city growth and management, ESG (environment, social, governance) principles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, October 15, 2019, FORTUNE 500, Western Washington University, Supply Chain, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development, Circular Economy, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Online Course Price: $355